Misty Blakesley

Water in the Balance

SPLASH FIGHTS: Water issues chronically become water wars. Here are some collisions in progress—from bang-ups over how to divide spoils to clashes over big cleanups—that need to be resolved...

Windows on the Wild

Ten lodges where you can take it all in, and then launch an expedition out the back door

Lisa Rands

Rising Star: Lisa Rands

br NAME: LISA RANDS AGE: 26 GIG: BOULDERING SPECIALTY: TECHNICAL OUTDOOR CLIMBS HOMETOWN: BISHOP, CALIFORNIA HEIGHT: 5' 4" WEIGHT: 115 POUNDS SEEN NEXT: September 14 and 15 in Rovereto,...

Golden Rules

A major new resort opens in the affordable Great White North, where they apparently didn't get the word that skiing is dead

The Slippery North Slope

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. camps in the Arctic and asks why big oil can't keep its hands off America's largest patch of wilderness

The New Alpinists

Using cutting-edge techniques, three young mavericks set out to tackle one of the hardest routes in the Himalayas